HC Deb 25 July 1986 vol 102 cc741-2W
Mrs. Currie

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent changes have been made in the resources available to the Basildon hospital obstetric department; how many foetal heart monitors are available in that department; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hayhoe

TheDaily Mirror article on this subject on 5 April was misleading. There have been no reductions in the resources available for obstetric services in Basildon. The obstetric department had seven heart monitors, five more than the Daily Mirror reported as available to the labour ward at that time.